It was still raining when we left for dinner tonight, so we took a cab instead of the bus, which stops right outside the gate of the inn. However, we would have had to walk quite a ways in the cold, pouring rain from the bus stop. We went to another Rick Steves recommendation and it was a great choice. I think it has been the best meal we’ve had here (limited they may be). It’s called Trattoria Icche C’e C’e. We had a wonderful dinner that was very tasty. The owners, Gino and Mara, were cooking and serving and would come out and talk to the diners throughout the meal. We had a terrific waitress who gave us lots of suggestions.
In the end, we had Insalata Caprese – which was not spectacular, but it was good.
Jose’s primi piatti was gnocci with a quatro formaggio sauce – I am not a huge fan of gnocci, I find that it tends to be very heavy, but this was incredibly light and very flavorful. Excellent choice.
Mine was Spaghetti al Ragu – From what I understand, this is a bolognese sauce except when it’s served with spaghetti it’s called “ragu” and when its with penne or tagliatelle it’s called “bolognese”…not sure how accurate that is, but that’s what I was told. Either way, it was very very good. It looked like it was going to be dry when it first came, but the sauce soaked into the pasta and there was still a lot of it on the bottom of the plate. The spaghetti itself was cooked to perfection.
For our secondi piatti, Jose had Tuscan stew, which had no description at all, so we had no idea what to expect. This is what he got:
It was incredible. The sauce was very flavorful. It tasted a lot like my grandma’s gravy and the meat was tender. The meat had layers of carrots and celery in the middle.
For dessert, we shared a panna cotta with strawberries. It was very good, completely different from the one we had last night but still good. We also sampled the limoncello, which I thought was going to be much sweeter. It had quite a kick! We finished the evening with a cappuccino.